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Vicki, Cristina, Barcelona and Gaudi

If you are a regular visitor to sealaura, you know B and I love to go to the movies. This upcoming weekend is the Oscars and between getting fitted for my gown ( Ha Ha! nightgown maybe) and being a profesora de español, I haven't see all of the movies nominated. Yesterday I watched Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona. The very talented Javier Bardem ( The Sea Inside, Before Night Falls, No Country for Old Men), Scarlett Johansson and Penelope Cruz are the main characters. Honestly, I was dissapointed. I found it very boring. There is a narrator throughout the film, which I though made it awkward. At first I thought maybe I had the special commentary on but I didn't, so it was weird. As a profesora de español, I try to watch all things related to Spain and Latin America so I squeezed this flick in but blah! I enjoyed watching Scarlett and Javier but it wasn't enough. The movie is basically about a love not triangle but square (3 ladies and Javier). The best part for me was when Javier and Vicky are walking around Gaudi's Park Guell (and that was brief!). Don't let little old me deter you from seeing this película but if you want to see Gaudi's amazing architectural gem a la Dr. Seuss click here, you will not be disappointed!

5 comments

Gabbi said...

Thank you for the heads up dear Laura, I honestly rarely like a film with narrating. Also, I'm really not a fan of Scarlett Johansson. She seems so lifeless to me? I"ll most likely steer-clear now...

anita said...

i really really liked the movie :0 it was woody allen quirky for sure, but i loved the slow boil, penelopes boiling points, i loved the evening shots listening to the guitarist, the painting studio shots, the hands flying while tempers flaired, generally i love sub-titled movies. i think both girls are gorgeous, and i love the backdrop of spain and the music.

i want to run out and see "slumdog millionaire"...have you seen it?

Christina Lee said...

oh darn- I was thinking this was one i wanted to see- I saw Benjamin Button and Slumdog and loved them both!!!!

AndreaLeigh said...

i'm glad to read this b/c I was going to see it. now I know!

Mimi said...

I love Gaudi. His architecture is just fascinating. I would love to see his buildings and scapes in person.